360° Coverage : Detroit's Citywide Celebration of Design Features 70...

Detroit's Citywide Celebration of Design Features 70 Inspiring Design Happenings Sept. 18-22

Schedule of Events Announced for Detroit Design Festival – North America’s Festival of Independent Design

Sep 4 2013, 2:32pm CDT | by PR.com

Detroit, MI, September 04, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Detroit’s annual citywide celebration of design, the Detroit Design Festival, launches Sept. 17 with a kick-off party that will set the stage for more than 60 events set to take place Sept. 18-22, 2013. Home to the highest concentrations and quantities of commercial and industrial designers of all U.S. metropolitan regions, the third-annual Detroit Design Festival spans all design disciplines and brings together commerce, culture, education, and entertainment with a full, varied program of exhibitions, openings, installations, shows, talks, and open studios.

Taking place at venues along Detroit’s Creative Corridor, from Downtown Detroit to New Center, in Eastern Market and in more than 13 neighborhoods throughout Detroit, the Detroit Design Festival has designated paths, which will help festivalgoers choose among the plethora of events to attend. Design Happenings are labeled using the following paths:

Community: Programming that features innovative design applications, installations or interventions that improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods.

Consumer: Programming that provides opportunities for designers to launch new products or services; clients and consumers identify new vendors, source creative projects and purchase design forward products.

Practitioner: Programming that provides the design industries with professional development and networking opportunities.

Enthusiast: Programming featuring rare glimpses into the people and places that inspire Detroit’s design community.

Exploration: Exploratory programming that educates a broad community about the role design plays in developing processes and products that improve our quality of life.

Youth: Programming that inspires younger generations to consider design and creative professions.

Additional notations include Shop DDF, which highlights shopping opportunities during the festival, and CVP, which denotes a Detroit Creative Corridor Center Creative Venture Business Accelerator.

“The Design Festival features events that will appeal to kids and families, and those that are geared more to networking and professional development, and everything in-between,” says Melinda Anderson, DC3’s community engagement manager. “By curating paths for the festival, we hope to help guide attendees to the Design Happenings, which best align with their agenda.”

Highlights of this year’s DDF include:

Sept. 17: DDF Opening Night Kickoff Party & Design Expo
Sept. 18: The Toyota Lecture Series
Sept. 19: Eastern Market After Dark and the debut of The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller at the DIA
Sept. 20: Light Up Livernois
Sept. 21: Youth Innovation Center and Design in Motion
Sept. 22: The Mies van der Rohe Lafayette Park Walking Tours

Design disciplines span architecture, art, design thinking, digital, craft, fashion, furniture, graphic design, industrial, interiors, landscape, lighting, products, media, theater, and urban design. This citywide event will showcase and promote Detroit’s rich design community.

For a full list of Design Happenings, please visit the Detroit Design Festival website: www.detroitdesignfestival.com/happenings. Connect with DDF on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/detroitdesignfestival and use hashtags #DDF2013 and #DesignLivesHere.

Contact Information:
Kennedy Ferris Communications
Kathleen Kennedy
313-418-4898
Contact via Email
kennedyferris.com

Read the full story here: http://www.pr.com/press-release/513038

Press Release Distributed by PR.com

Source: PR.com

 
 
 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Russia allows buffalo meat imports from India
Moscow, Dec 4 (IANS/TASS) Russia has allowed imports of buffalo meat from India, the country's veterinary regulator said Thursday.
 
 
New guidelines for prostate cancer testing
Melbourne, Dec 4 (IANS) Prostate cancer checks in Australia are set to improve after cancer agencies and health experts reached an agreement on new testing guidelines at the World Cancer Congress (WCC) currently being held in Melbourne.
 
 
Australian researcher discovers first artwork by early human
Sydney, Dec 4 (IANS) An Australian researcher has discovered what is believed to be the first artwork created by a human.
 
 
Insects compete with rats to clear garbage
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) Insects play a very important role in cleaning up cities and they compete with other pests like rats and pigeons in their endeavour, a study has said.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Australian researcher discovers first artwork by early human
Sydney, Dec 4 (IANS) An Australian researcher has discovered what is believed to be the first artwork created by a human. The simple zigzag pattern found on a fossilized shell from the Indonesian island of Java has...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Insects compete with rats to clear garbage
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) Insects play a very important role in cleaning up cities and they compete with other pests like rats and pigeons in their endeavour, a study has said. Scientists sampled arthropods - such as...
Read more on Business Balla
 
School headmaster shot dead in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen Thursday killed the headmaster of a private school in Pakistan's Balochistan province. Police officials said the armed men opened fire at the vehicle of Zahid Ali,...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Four more bodies recovered from sunken South Korean ship
Seoul, Dec 4 (IANS) Four more bodies were recovered Thursday from a sunken South Korean fishing ship in the Bering Sea, the foreign ministry here said. This increased the toll to 16, including six South Koreans and 10...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Lesbian couple asked to desist in London restaurant
London, Dec 4 (IANS) A lesbian couple in a London restaurant was asked to desist by a staff member, who asked them to "stop what you are doing". Lydia Cawson, 29, said that she and her girlfriend were asked by a staff...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Oxford Dictionaries to add 1,000 new words
London, Dec 4 (IANS) 'Mamil' (middle-aged man in Lycra), 'silvertail' (a person who is socially prominent or who displays social aspirations) and 'crony capitalism' are among the 1,000 new words to be added to...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Oceans play key role in global 'warming hiatus'
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Increased heat uptake across three oceans - North Atlantic, the Southern Ocean and Equatorial Pacific Ocean - is the likely cause of the 'warming hiatus' -- the current decade-long slowdown in...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Novel imaging to identify if TB drugs are working
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Tuberculosis patients who are not cured of the infection can develop multi-drug resistant TB and have to take as many as six drugs for two years. Now, researchers at University of Pittsburgh...
Read more on Business Balla
 
PM makes first appointment to High Court of Australia
Canberra, Dec 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Tony Abbott's government Thursday appointed former Victorian Supreme Court judge Geoffrey Nettle as the next Justice of the High Court of Australia. Attorney General George...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
18 suspected militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) At least 18 suspected militants were killed Thursday in airstrikes conducted by Pakistan Air Force fighter jets in North Waziristan. According to officials, the airstrikes were conducted in...
Read more on Politics Balla